Out of the 20 games that gained the most monthly active users on Facebook this past week, there are only a couple surprises. In general, it was the usual gains by big games from big developers.
|9.||Band of Heroes||1,879,672||+610,024||+32.45|
|18.||Ultimate Slot Machines||976,342||+279,097||+28.59|
At the top we have gifting app Birthday Cards from RockYou. This app is not actually game, although the developer decided to categorize it as one in Facebook’s app directory. Moving on….
We have a long list of games that have been showing up for many weeks already, starting with Zynga’s FishVille, which grew by 3.40 million to 24.0 million monthly actives, and CrowdStar’s Happy Pets, which went up 2.32 million to 7.45 million monthly actives.
So lets take a look at the ones we haven’t see much of before. RockYou’s Zoo World, which is a game, continues to grow — a sign that the company’s new focus on gaming is going according to plan. It got 965,000 new players to end at 4.14 million; we’re not sure why, but a range of other RockYou titles are also on the upswing.
Also on the list: virtual farming game Country Life, by an unnamed developer. This is quite interesting, in that an anonymous developer has managed to grow by 812,000 in the past week to reach 3.45 million in the midst of an established and very competitive game genre. We’re looking forward to hearing more about what’s going on here.
The other surprise on today’s list is Treasure Madness, where you play a variety of puzzles within a virtual treasure-hunting game. The developer, called zSlide (nice name — we’re expecting to see a zZynga pop up soon, too), has actually been around for awhile. Treasure Madness looks like its biggest hit yet, that we know of.